Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion (Deluxe Edition) – 2LP
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion (Deluxe Edition)
Merriweather Post Pavilion is the eighth studio album by American experimental pop group Animal Collective, released in January 2009.
After recording Strawberry Jam in January 2007, guitarist Deakin (Josh Dibb) decided he would take time off from the group for undisclosed personal reasons. As a result, the group went about writing a new batch of songs to be played without guitar. Drawing inspiration from Panda Bear’s Person Pitch, the band used samplers as its primary instruments. The group debuted nine of these songs, most of which would later appear on the album, in May 2007 and toured with them through 2008.
The album is named after the Columbia, Maryland venue, Merriweather Post Pavilion. A plan to perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion after the album’s release in 2009 was ultimately discarded, though the band eventually did perform there on July 9, 2011.